Wednesday, 26 February 2014

Zara Update

A small selection of Zara product is now available in New Zealand through online store Co.Label. Not the rejects from the Northern Hemisphere either. This is current season AW14 Southern Hemisphere stock! Thank you to my lovely cousin Selina for the tip-off!

Saturday, 22 February 2014

Outfit Posts

Outift posts will resume shortly. Sara and I have some great ideas this year and I can't wait to bring you some more inspiration! x

Tuesday, 11 February 2014

New Online Boutique: Mr. W & Me Shoes

Mr. W & Me is a cute new online boutique with a small but very cool range of affordable shoes. Free shipping within New Zealand and shipping worldwide:

Thursday, 6 February 2014

From Blogisphere to Real Life

One of my aims with this blog is to showcase outfits in a way that inspires interpretation. A key part of this is realism. The clothes you see me wearing on the blog are made up of items that can easily be found and incorporated into your own look.

I follow a number of style blogs. Sure, there are the 'fantasy' blogs where the blogger is constantly gifted items from top designers. Lots of fun but hard to aspire to. The ones I get the most inspiration from are those where the blogger mixes designer/high-end with high street finds. Or those where the blogger's outfits are easy to understand and make my own.

Recently, this manifested itself into two purchases.

The first, stylish trainers I can wear with my work outfits for my 800m coffee walk every morning. Thanks to Oracle Fox blog I drew inspiration from her cool low-profile New Balance trainers...

Image copyright Oracle Fox

...and found a pair in a similar vein that work for me:

Second, I've been looking for a pair of cute slip-ons (not Vans!) that I could style in a grown-up way. Joyce at My gave me the inspiration...

Image copyright My Dubio

...and Country Road delivered the goods:

Monday, 3 February 2014

Slogan Tees

Thinking, thinking, thinking about getting myself some slogan tee action. But will I look like a cool forty-something or a sad old lady gripping on desperately to her fading youth? Discuss.

Saturday, 1 February 2014


Paul and I just returned from a couple of days at Rings Beach, just outside of Whitianga in the Coromandel. We stayed at Sea Escape, a self-contained bach on a cliff overlooking the ocean. It was so tranquil and relaxing and we were blessed with hot and sunny weather. Apart from breakfasts and coffees at the fabulous French Fig cafe in town, we bought yummy food and wine and stayed in our cosy bach for the rest of the time.

The view from up there is breathtaking. The first thing we saw when we opened the door was intense blue ocean and native bush through the glass sliding doors which covered the back of the bach. We sipped our gin and tonics on the deck gazing at the view and then had our leisurely dinners as the last of the sun rays vanished. Later, rugged up, we watched the light fade and the stars come out, with a hot cup of tea in hand. Living in a city, you forget just how many stars there are visible in the night sky.

We slept with the bedroom sliding doors wide open and went to sleep with the sound of the waves crashing on the beach below. We were woken by the natural light and the sound of the sea.

A perfect getaway for couples and only two hours from Auckland. I can't recommend Sea Escape highly enough!

Top photos by Paul D; bottom photo by me